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trifle with
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Gone with the Wind
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as in: trifle with her affections Define
to treat somebody or something thoughtlessly or without respect
  • Has he been trifling with you?
  • She did not know if the lack of mail service was the cause, or if he had merely trifled with her affections and then forgotten her.

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  • not a woman to trifle with or ignore
  • The European Parliament refuses to be trifled with.

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as in: a trifling matter Define
something of small importance; or a small quantity
  • The colonel would have wired earlier, but Charles, thinking his illness a trifling one, did not wish to have his family worried.
  • The black bombazine, with its puffed sleeves and princess lace collar, set off her white skin superbly, but it did make her look a trifle elderly.

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  • When he came to call, his complete masculinity made Aunt Pitty’s well-bred and ladylike house seem small, pale and a trifle fusty.
  • Show it to those who will lend an ear To the tale this trifle will tell Of Liberty, born of patriots’ dream, Of a storm-cradled nation that fell.
  • Disappointment queerly stirring her, she opened her eyes a trifle and ventured a peep at him.
  • She looked poor white, shiftless, slovenly, trifling.
  • Scarlett trailed after him, somewhat at a loss, a trifle disappointed as at an unexpected anticlimax.

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  • Don’t waste my time with trifling matters.
  • We all agree with the goal, but how to achieve it is not a trifling matter.

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as in: trifle with her affections Define
to treat somebody or something thoughtlessly or without respect
as in: a trifling matter Define
something of small importance; or a small quantity
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